Novak Djokovic: 'All the bad things that happened...'



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Novak Djokovic: 'All the bad things that happened...'

Some very impressive figures. It is time to take stock, but also to do accounts at the end of two weeks at Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic has defended his title for the fourth consecutive time and has once again lifted and kissed the Championship trophy (it is the seventh time he has taken advantage of the eight finals played in London).

Truly incredible numbers for the Serbian's success, which he did not dominate so clearly, but from a distance he always had that extra drive over all his rivals. In the final, he beat his "new" friend Nick Kyrgios and won his first career match against the Australian.

The 21st Grand Slam is equivalent to a final prize of 2 million 321,000 euros for the Balkan, who has taken a significant turn in his difficult season, given his exclusion in January from the Australian Open and, probably, the ban from entering the United States.

of America to participate in the US Open. Compared to the check obtained in the 2021 edition, the 35-year-old tennis player was able to enjoy an increase of 17.6%; the triumph was thus made even sweeter. For his part, for Kyrgios it has been approximately one million 218,000 euros.

Djokovic in the men's and Elena Rybakina in the women's, ended up taking the title in the United Kingdom after two weeks. The 2022 edition will remain strange and anomalous, given the non-allocation of points by the ATP and the exclusion of Russian and Belarusian tennis players from the event, but record for the rich prize money that is at stake, notably increased for attract all athletes and do not consider skipping the prestigious event on grass.

Djokovic won his seventh Wimbledon

"All the bad things that happened went through my mind and when I sat on the chair, I just felt huge relief, because emotionally I have been constantly stressed out, like never before in my life – not solely because of what happened in Australia, but because of what followed me afterwards in relation with that, lots of negative comments and provocations from various people," Novak Djokovic said.

Facing something like this for the first time in his career, Djokovic admitted that he was at a loss trying to get a handle on the situation. "That is something I have never faced before, so I did not know how to handle it," Djokovic said.

"I always strive to do things which make me calm and mentally balanced, but I am a human being after all – there were some very ugly insults, provocations, media constantly reminding me about what happened, and it got to me."